Kicking off the design calendar at the start of 2020, IMM Cologne returns for another year to celebrate a new decade of design. A must-attend event for senior decision makers and creatives from the design industry alike, here’s our pick of three unmissable blue launches.
favius presents novelties by Studio Besau-Marguerre and Hanne Willmann
Regensburg-based design brand favius will showcase two exquisite novelties. The first, titled FLAKES and available in three colours, is a hand-blown table light designed by Hanne Willmann. Crafted using a traditional production method, which involves applying stained glass grains to every piece by hand, resulting in a singular play of light and making each piece unique. The other is SEDIMENT, an elegant marble table collection, available in a range of unique marble types, including Giallo Reale and Verde Guatemala. Dreamed up by Studio Besau-Marguerre, the iconic side and coffee tables play with materiality by utilising the stone in an imaginative new way. favius.de
Kvadrat presents new upholsteries and hand-knitted rug
Danish textile pioneer Kvadrat is presenting a multi-dimensional assortment of new upholstery by Alfredo Häberli and Louise Sigvard, together with tactile hand-knitted rugs by famed Dutch industrial designer Hella Jongerius. New architectural upholstery textiles by British design duo Doshi Levien will also be previewed. Comprising a vibrant scale of colours and textures, the designs will be displayed in an intriguing new stand designed by Stefan Diez and inspired by Diez’s childhood games. kvadrat.dk
Studio Radetz introduces book ends and a new book
German design Studio Jonathan Radetz has unveiled two exciting launches at IMM this week. In collaboration with international furniture brand Schönbuch, the duo displayed their Cinema book ends. An interdiciplinary project by Antonia Henschel and Jonathan Radetz, the project marries graphic and product design in one. To compelement the launch, the pair also presented a book titled Anna Purna, introduced together with well-known architecture and design book retailer Walther König. jonathanradetz.com
Blue is trending at IMM Cologne. Discover our highlights from the furniture fair, happening from 13 – 19 January